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Volume 249, 2021Powders & Grains 2021 – 9th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media
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The effect of boundary roughness on dense granular flows
Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Published online: 7 June 2021
In the field of granular rheology, an important open question is to understand the influence of boundary conditions on granular flows. We perform experiments in a quasi-2D annular shear cell subject to 6 different boundaries with controlled roughness/compliance. We characterize the granular slip at the boundaries to investigate which aspects of a dense granular flow can be controlled by the choice of boundary condition. Photoelastic techniques are implemented to measure the stress fields P(r) and τ(r) throughout the material. A full inverse-analysis of the fringes within each disk provides the vector force at each contact. This allows us to measure the continuum stress field by coarse-graining internal forces. We have observed that boundary roughness and compliance strongly controls the flow profile v(r) and shear rate profile γ˙(r). We also observed that boundary roughness and compliance play a significant role in the pressure profile P(r) and shear stress profile τ(r).
A video is available at https://doi.org/10.48448/mcgk-s820
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